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Notes and coins
Exchanging banknotes and coins
Exchange of banknotes and coins
I found banknotes and coins denominated in old Belgian francs; where can I exchange them?
I still have old foreign currency; is there anything I can still do with this?
Can I exchange foreign currency at the National Bank?
Will the 1 and 2 euro cent coins lose their value now that cash payments have to be rounded to 5 cents?
Purchase of banknotes and coins
Can I purchase euro coins from other member states at the Bank?
Can I purchase euro collector's coins at the Bank?
Can I purchase euro coins from a specific year of issue at the Bank?
Damaged banknotes and forgeries
I think I have a counterfeit banknote. What should I do?
What to do with a damaged banknote?
Can one damage, deface, write or draw on a banknote or coin?
What should I do if someone offers me a clearly ink-stained or a bleached/discoloured euro banknote?
What is an anti-theft device, or intelligent banknote neutralisation system (IBNS)?
What is the risk if I accept a clearly ink-stained euro banknote marked by an IBNS?
What should I do if I have accepted an ink-stained euro banknote marked by an IBNS?
What should I do if someone offers me a partly singed banknote or glued banknotes?
Is there a legal framework on the exchange of damaged euro banknotes?